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THREE STUDIOS, 8 ROOMS OF ISOLATION. 35 DOORS.
32 CHANNEL SW34 MIXING CONSOLE HEAVILY MODIFIED.
PERSONAL HEADPHONE MIXERS FOR ARTISTS.
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CLUTCH SOUND STUDIOS
1254 E Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
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Clutch Sound is located in Downtown Madison, Wisconsin at 1254 E. Washington, one mile off of the capital square. Street parking is plentiful, with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The best coffee shop in Madison EVP is right next door. Baldwin Street Grill is next door as well, serving amazing food with reasonable prices. Shop Bop, division of Amazon inc. is across East Washington.
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Clutch Sound Studios opened its doors at 1254 East Washington Avenue on September first of 2013. The building that had once been Smart Studios had become available as Butch Vig had moved to California. Brian Liston had been working mostly in California and was looking for a studio space in Madison near his family. The building at 1254 had a world class build-out that was a perfect match for Liston's diverse media clients.
The building that now host Clutch Sound was called Smart Studios, Owned by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
Smart Studios began in what was then the Ingersoll building in Madison, in 1978. In 1983 Smart Studios moved across the street to 1254 E Washington, where Clutch is now. Then Butch did Nirvana Nevermind at Smart Studios. Most of it was redone, but Polly and several other tracks from the box set were done on site, as was documented in the brilliant Sound City Documentary by Dave Grohl. In 1991 Butch and Steve hired world famous architect Russ Berger to redesign the studio, and he gutted the whole thing.
Selected discography for Smart Studios:
Killdozer: Twelve Point Buck - 1989
Nirvana: Nevermind – 1990
The Smashing Pumpkins: Gish – 1990-1991
L7: Bricks Are Heavy - 1991-1992
Freedy Johnston: This Perfect World - 1994
Everclear: Sparkle and Fade - 1994
Soul Asylum: Let Your Dim Light Shine - 1994-1995
Garbage: Garbage - 1994-1995
Garbage: Version 2.0 - 1997-98
Garbage: Beautiful Garbage - 2000-2001
Fall Out Boy: Take This to Your Grave - 2003
Garbage: Bleed Like Me - 2003-2004
Death Cab for Cutie: Plans - 2005
Sparklehorse: Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain - 2006
Jimmy Eat World: Chase This Light - 2006-2007
Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs - 2007
For more information about Smart, visit Smart Studios on WIKIPEDIA.ORG
Clutch Sound Today
The building has been rehabbed and modernized. New computers and vintage equipment all up and running. New capabilities into the FIlm and TV world are getting quite a workout. Check out the Studio Tour section to see how she looks.